Iberia cancelled (25-Feb-2013) 431 flights representing 39% of the carrier's schedule between 04-Mar-2013 and 08-Mar-2013 during the second round of five-day 24-hour strikes called by unions over the carrier's restructuring programme. Iberia will operate 85% of long-haul services, 62% of medium-haul international services and 47% of domestic services during the strikes. The carrier signed "permanent" agreements with all oneworld alliance partners, and temporary agreements with eight other carriers, to accommodate re-booked passengers during this period. The carrier will also relaxed its rates and policies to allow changes or refunds to customers affected by the strikes. Meanwhile, Air Nostrum also announced 432 cancellations due to the affects of works stoppages at Iberia Airport Services. [more - original PR - Iberia Statement - Spanish] [more - original PR - Air Nostrum Statement - Spanish] [more - original PR - Air Nostrum Cancellations] [more - original PR - Iberia Cancellations 04-Mar-2013] [more - original PR - Iberia Cancellations 05-Mar-2013] [more - original - Iberia Cancellations 06-Mar-2013] [more - original - Iberia Cancellations 07-Mar-2013] [more - original PR - Iberia Cancellations 08-Mar-2013]
Iberia cancels 431 flights, Air Nostrum 432 flights from 04-Mar-2013 to 08-Mar-2013 during strikes
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